Why Buy an Earlex Wallpaper Steamer?
When it comes to wallpaper steamers, Earlex certainly has some pedigree. This United Kingdom based manufacturer were the first company to sell a wallpaper steamer for the home improvement market, it was reasonably priced and aimed solely at consumers. This was 20 years ago, before Earlex launched their wallpaper steamer, a consumers only choice was to rent or buy an industrial steaming unit. These were very expensive and even if you rented one the price for just a couple of days was often more than buying an Earlex wallpaper steamer.
What really sets Earlex apart from the competition in the wallpaper steamer market is the fact that they manufacturer all of their products in the United Kingdom at their own factory, Earlex make a point of championing the quality of British workmanship. Other brands often use Chinese companies to manufacture their devices and simply put their branding on them.
Although Earlex wallpaper steamers are made in the United Kingdom, they are exported worldwide and have sold more than 7 million units since their introduction.
Earlex produce several different models of wallpaper stripper, ranging from devices suitable for occasional use to devices that are rugged and designed to be used every day in a professional capacity.
All units include the safety of thermal cutoff switches and advanced pressure release valves.
The Earlex Wallpaper Steamer Range
The Earlex SS125 DIY Wallpaper Stripper
This is Earlex’s most inexpensive model. It is aimed at people who will only use the unit occasionally when carrying out light home improvements.
Even though it is fairly basic and easy to operate, it does have some features that one can expect to find on professional units. The 70 minute usage time is very good for a unit at this price point, although the water capacity is only 4 liters (1 gallon) which means it needs to be refilled at more regular intervals.
The hotplate is translucent, this is very handy as it gives you increased visibility and enables you to use the device more precisely.
The Earlex Premier S77 and Premier Clean SC77 2 in 1 wallpaper steamer and steam cleaner
The actual steamer unit of the S77 and SC77 is the same. It has a 5 liter capacity and a 77 minute runtime which means it can be used for larger jobs
The unit ships with two different sized hotplates, one larger for covering more surface area that helps to speed up wallpaper removal, the other smaller for helping to strip the wallpaper off of areas of wall that may be harder to reach or are in tighter spots.
The included scraper and brush gives you everything you need to start removing wallpaper right out of the box.
The only difference between the Earlex S77 and Earlex SC77 is that the SC77 comes with accessories that turn it into a powerful steam cleaner.
The included attachments will allow the unit to be used to safely and effectively clean glass, tiling, carpets and upholstery. The included jet nozzle is excellent for unblocking sinks and cleaning tough grease off of surfaces like the inside of ovens and engines.
The Earlex SS200
This is Earlex’s top of the line wallpaper steamer. It features rugged construction that will with endure many years of hard use.
This unit features a 2300 watt heating element that allows the unit to reach operating temperature quickly. The high capacity water reservoir allows the unit to be used continuously for around an hour before it needs to be refilled.
What really sets this unit apart from any other wallpaper steamer on the market is it’s revolutionary hands free technology and drip free ceiling waste collection technology.
The units hotplate has a vacuum built into it, this means when you place the hotplate against the wall, you can remove your hands and the hotplate will stay there. This is very useful and speeds up the wallpaper removal process as the you can be using both hands to strip wallpaper while the hotplate is readying the next area of the wall.
Using a wallpaper steamer on ceilings is usually an unpleasant task because the steam that condenses back into water drips straight down onto the person operating the unit. The Earlex SS200 includes a unique ceiling waste collection tube which catches drips and funnels them down to a drip collection tray. This water can then be recycled by being used to refill the water reservoir.
Whatever type of wallpaper steamer you are looking for, Earlex wallpaper steamer’s have a model that will suit your needs, is made well and available for a very reasonable price.